In a sure sign the economy is on the mend, the truck market is experiencing a boom in sales. Toyota is no exception. In fact, Toyota is selling so many Tundra and Tacoma trucks it is considering expanding its San Antonio truck facility.
By the end of November, Toyota has already sold 248,468 trucks (both Tundra and Tacoma)—a 14 percent increase over last year’s sales. In speaking with Automotive News, Toyota Division General Manager, Bill Fay, said, “Dealers are telling us they could sell more Tacomas and Tundras. We are evaluating our footprint and capacity.”
At the San Antonio plant, Toyota can produce a combined output of 250,000 trucks with two shifts and overtime on Saturdays. Toyota also has a truck facility in Mexico that adds another 50,000. Fay said they could make adjustments on these assembly lines to add 7,000 more trucks at each plant, but he doesn’t think that would be enough.
Do you think Toyota should expand its San Antonio facility to keep up with truck demand? Want to see what makes Toyota’s trucks so popular? Visit us at Wondries Toyota and take the Tundra or Tacoma out for a spin.